The Musical Work

The Musical Work

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Like literature and art, music has qworksq. But not every piece of music is called a work, and not every musical performance is made up of works. The complexities of this situation are explored in these essays, which examine a broad swathe of western music. From plainsong to the symphony, from Duke Ellington to the Beatles, this is at root an investigation into how our minds parcel up the music that we create and hear.In other words, a signature tune lasting a few seconds can fulfil the necessary conditions for classification as a a#39;worka#39; as easily as ... as Philip Tagg explains in his essay, the non-receptivity of the world of popular music practice and scholarship to the term ... since this two-way division is a way of categorising music quite foreign to the discourse before the Romantic era (but not uncommon subsequently). 3.

Title:The Musical Work
Author:Michael Talbot
Publisher:Liverpool University Press - 2000


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